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george washington and the making of the nation's highest office. what did you discover new about george washington and this biography? >> the constitution had executive power in a president of the united states, but it failed to disclose what those powers were to visit and it didn't even tell the president how to use them. it told them simply that he was to execute the office of the president. what does that mean? it means nothing today. it meant nothing then and that is what the framers wanted. they had lived for years under an absolute monarchies in indolent and under the tyranny of that malarkey and they were not about to recreate the rtc they created a figurehead in the first president of taking the oath of office was to be just that and george washington and penn the commander-in-chief of the revolutionary army army that defeated the world's most powerful army on earth and one the nation's independence. they adored him and they elected him by the unanimous vote the only president to be elected unanimously. so he took his oath of office and swore to preserve the to protect and defen
of alaskan land as national parks and wilderness areas. why did congress make that decision? how much did it cost the nation? in 1867, when the united states purchased the territory of alaska from russia, the acquisition was derided as wasted money. a century later, after two gold rushes, alaska braced for another. the new gold was oil. millions of barrels lay beneath the permafrost. during the 1970s, when the skyrocketing price of foreign oil threatened to devastate the american economy, alaskan oil seemed to promise hope for american energy independence. then along came 1979. revolutionary shock waves spread through islamic nations. iran cut off petroleum exports to the united states. america felt it was held hostage by dependence on foreign oil. as the price of a gallon of gas passed a dollar, congress debated closing off 100 million alaskan acres to mineral exploitation. the bill would double our national park system. alaska congressman don young was outraged. how selfish and ridiculous can we be when we think we can live within ourselves? we have billions of people in asia alone, sou
's regime. >> more than 60 square miles have been charred inside yosemite national park. >> free at last, free at last, thank god almighty, we are free at last. >> that famous speech delivered by the reverend dr. martin luther king, jr. ♪ theme >> the u.n. special enjoy to syria wants to see the evidence the u.s. and its allies say they have concerning a chemical weapons attack in that nation. he spoke only one hour ago as the world awaits action on president bashar assad's regime. we've seen the images of the children and family suffering from symptoms similar to those caused by chemical weapons. the enjoy said the evidence does suggest some sort of chemical weapon was used, killing hundreds. >> i know that the americans and the british and others say that they know that chemical weapons have been used. what we have been told is that this evidence that the americans, the british, the french say they have is going to be shared with us. it hasn't been until now, and we will be very, very, very interested in hearing from them what this evidence they have is. >> a u.s. coalition strike on
>> the chief united nations weapons inspector arrives in damascus as president obama meets with his national security team to discuss options on syr syria. >>> wildfire spreads into yosemite park and a new threat to francisco. >> i have a dream that one day this nation will rise up, live out the true meaning of its creed. we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. >> remembering the dream and the dreamer 50 years later. >> thousands of people making their way through washington, d.c. for days of festivities marking that historic speech from dr. martin about howg jr. and the march on much this day this movement has changed life for africa americans. what has it meant for if you? >> well, the original march was a turning point for me in my life because it was the first time that i was able to really stand up for what i believed. i knew it was right. i knew it was right to my bones to go to >> yeah 7. >> for his take on today's event gas thevent, for the first timee have whites and blacks in intimate settings, allowed to go to church together, organize tog
san francisco tonight. we just want to tell you once again, the fire in yosemite national park has caused a state of emergency in the city of san francisco as they try to maintain the water supply, and keep the electricity on. we will continue to follow this throughout the evening. i'm john siegenthaler reporting. >>> also tonight, 50 years after the march on washington, old warriors and a new generation unite to consider the long path of progress and the road ahead. this is the 900-page document we call obamacare. it could change costs, coverage, and pretty much all of healthcare in america. my show sorts this all out. in fact, my staff has read the entire thing. which is probably more than what most members of congress can claim. we'll separate politics from policy, and just prescribe the facts. >> caller: the water -- it requires this new warning. >> the pressure tonight continues to build on syria as other nations demand an investigation into suspicions of a chemical weapons attack. you've seen those gruesome pictures that show hundreds of dead men, women and children and they
at downtown d.c. just off the national mall commemorating the march on washington for jobs and freedom led by martin luther king jr. on august 28, 1963. the anniversary itself is wednesday when another gathering is planned and president obama will be here. we'll have live coverage on c-span and c-span radio of that appearance. if you missed any of the rally that just ended we'll show you ighlights from that rally. >> for those of us who are from the south, 50 years ago we received our marching orders hen the prophet dr. king jr. quoted the prophet isiah, that have a dream. this is our hope. this is the faith that we go back to the south with. those are our marching orders. this is the faith that we go back to the south with. yes, the south where some are still trying to fight the civil war. yes, the south. where we are witnessing this vicious attack on voting rights and the blatant voter suppression by one particular political party. es, the south where young boys can't walk the street of his father's neighborhood without eing profiled, confronted, stalked, and finally murdered. watched ov
of foreign policy friends committee, a national legislation, and dr. michael chang. >> the day after martin luther king died, robert kennedy spoke on violence. here is what he said, what has violence accomplished and created? we tolerate a rising level of violence that ignores our common humanity. we glorify killing on movie screens and call it entertainment. we make it easy for men to acquire at weapons. we honor the wielders of force. we excuse those willing to build their lives on the shattered dreams of other. there is another violence just as deadly. this is the violence of inaction. president kennedy was equally on unequivocal. we need the kind of piece that makes life worth living. to many of us think it is impossible, but that is a dangerous belief, said the president. dr. king called america the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today. he was right. and still is today. when profit motive and property rights are considered more important than people, he said, militarism is incapable of being conquered. a true revolution of values will look and easily on the glaring contrast
, as god-fearing people, as a nation, come together and rewrite the manuscript on how to be a good parent, how to instill in our children you don't have to be afraid to walk out and get candy or ice-t from the store. [applause] >> this is not an issue only in the black community. it is in all of our communities and the only way the we will solve the issues as we work together, we have to work together no matter what race, what reid, what religion, we have to work together as a nation of people to start to understand each other as a people and we just feel as though our fight is your fight, your flight is our fight, we are just fighting for simple justice for all of our children, thank you. [applause] >> real quick before we exit. we would encourage you guys to go on our web site which is trayvon martinfoundation.org. as sabrina said earlier we have a foundation, and the objective of the foundation is to start mentoring programs for our youth, to start educational programs, to educate our kids, our communities on the laws, how they apply equally to us, and understanding the laws period bec
provider and you go watch is in hd. x thousands of people gathered on the national mall today to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the march on washington and civil rights advocates joined members of government in a ceremony on the lincoln memorial. the same location where dr. martin luther king jr. delivered his i have a dream speech. you would hear from the reverend holder, then, eric reverend al sharpton, among others as a picture butte to the events of the day -- as they pay tribute to the events of the day. >> for those of us from the south, 50 years ago we received our marching orders when dr. martin luther king jr. quote it the prophet isaiah, i have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted and every hill should be made low and the crooked places will be made straight and the glory of the lord should be revealed and all flesh. and this is the faith that we go back to the south with and those are our marching orders and this is the faith that we go back to the south with. yes, the south. where some are still trying to fight the civil war. where we areh witnes
are heading now live to milwaukee for the final day of the national governors association meeting will be getting underway shortly. it is expected to start any moment now. the chair of this year's hearing l. governor markel the next session that they will be dealing with is the closing session, the state and cybersecurity. "the washington post" talks about why waiting for promised to fix cybersecurity is a waste of time by brian fung. it says that the commerce committee approved a version of the cybersecurity bill that now heads to the senate floor. but the bill is a sign of how timid lawmakers have become on the issue compared to previous attempts. as the just watch governors gather and assemble here and their staff and get ready to start that session on cybersecurity. most significant vulnerabilities, leaving personal information, intellectual property, and critical infrastructure like in the electric grid all at risk from malware to spyware to distributed denial of services to phishing to intrusion to industrial insurance systems are growing in number and in sophistication. as
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, looking at society on a national level. what is required for society to engage. had you create precedents for civil society to become a legitimate means for impacting decision-makers? >> joyce? >> thank you. it is humbling to be on a panel with all of you. i heard about you long before i met you. i have been grateful to work with you since january. just to throw that out for everyone, the familiar faces i am seeing in the audience, i would like to focus on the organizational capacity outside of civil society. i think that we have heard already that civil society is comprised of a lot of vibrant act ears. aere is a culture of revolutionary spirits. the spirit of volunteerism. you have everyday citizens that are involved in multiple organizations, and excited about contributing positively and holistically to the transition in libya. finding ways to take ownership of that. i think that finding a way to bring that excitement together, to coalesce around certain issues, to understand the power advocacy, to understand the structures in the decision- making processes that already exist, that wil
. their marriage in 1958 was illegal in the state where they lived. they came to the nation's capital to get married. 55 years later, they have seen tremendous change. they have seen opportunities grow. >> look at this audience. if you were here during the march in 63, make some noise. if you wish you were here in 1963, make some noise. >> those of you who were here, we say thank you. it was your passion -- >> it was your courage -- >> it was your commitment to change the world allowed those of us who were not there to benefit from the sacrifices you made. >> today we are gathered to humbly say, thank you. to celebrate what was gained, remember what was lost, and move forward. we know we are always better if we stand together. >> thank you, and welcome, everybody. [applause] >> to give today's invitation, lee's welcome pastor a r bernard from the christian cultural center -- please welcome pastor a.r. bernard from the christian cultural center. >> good morning. writer-philosopher, educator, first black rhodes scholar in 1907, elaine leroy iraq -- leroy locke said that beatings, castration's,
are following at this hour. the huge wildfire devastating much of yosemite national park is this morning threatening something much bigger: san francisco's power grid. that has prompted the governor of california to declare a state of emergency for the region. >>> the suspected chemical weapons attack in syria that killed hundreds has the u.s. considering possibility military options. president obama meets with his top advisors today and u.s. war ships are on the ready in the mediterrrainian. >> i have a dream. my 4 little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colors of their skin but by the content of their character. i have a dream today. >> fifty years after martin luther king's most famous speech, americans descend on the nation's capitol to keep his dream alive. >>> california's wildfire raging out of control and moving further into yosemite national park, the fire so menacing, a state of alert has been declared by governor jar brown. for san francisco, the flames are tearing through acres of pristine woodlands. the fear is that million dollars
out. >>> paying honor to a man who helped change a nation forever. 50 years after his "i have a dream" speech, remembering dr. martin luther king. >>> an army doctor turned killer facing military justice and a jury who will decide if he lives or dies. ♪ >>> we continue to follow the developments that are coming out of syria at this hour. at this hour, that is the syrian ambassador to the united nations addressing the security council there which is meeting to determine what to do next. >> all of the details related to this situation. i am in your hands. >> reporter: do you want the team to find out -- assign responsibility for the incidents? and when did angela kaine request to visit guda? there seems to be some disparity there? they are saying there was a five-day delay. >> mr. angela kaine concluded an agreement with the syrian government with regard to her visit, and the visit was granted. she was granted with her team to to go to the locations where the chemical -- where the allegations of the use of chemical weapons -- are there. so there were -- there were no delay whatsoever,
to the united states or anybody else to aggress any member of the united nations on basils allegations that are not yet clarified scientifically and politically speaking by the investigation team. >> but john, as this war of words unfold. there are still the u.n. inspectors on the ground. how safe are they? what happens if there is an attack? >> i think if there were to be an attack, and the inspectors were in their hotel in damascus, then they would be fairly safe and protected from that. but the problem is what you don't want is for them to be surrounded by syrian military officials to hold them hostage or an angry mob or crowd as they make their way to the airport. we'll see these inspectors come out before there is any kind of an attack. the state department will probably tip off the united nations and tell them to leave. there is a precedence of this in baghdad the inspectors were in before the missiles went in. we heard from ban ki-moon, the secretary general of the united nations, he referred to the august 21st incident, the inspectors are gathering hair samples, blood samples,
of california's yosemite national park has exhausted fire crews, resorting to using drones to try to detect new flames. >>> the stance is death for the fort hood soldiers who gunned down 14 of his colleagues four years ago. >>> getting your fast food fix may take time, workers wage against their employers. >> president obama speaks out on syria. the president said there needs to be international consequences for the alleged use of chemical weapons it in an attack that killed hundreds of people. he dismissed a syrian request to extend chemical weapons exception as a delaying tactic. he has prepared to attack with u.s. warships in position. now the world waits for more from the u.n. >> reporter: on thursday the obama administration is expected to give a classified briefing to members of congress detailing what they call evidence and proof that the assad regime used chemical weapons on their own people. now a declassified version is expected to be released soon after. the administration is trying to turn around public opinion. the majority of americans say they do not want to interconvenient with
in this greatest nation on earth. to dismiss the magnitude of this progress, to suggest as some sometimes do the little has changed -- that little has changed, that dishonors the courage and sacrifice sacrifice of those who paid the price to march. [cheers and applause] james chaney, andrew goodman, martin luther king, jr. -- they did not die in vain. their victory was great. but we would dishonor those heroes as well to suggest that the work of this nation is somehow complete. the ark of the moral universe may bend towards justice, but it does not bend on its own. to secure the gains this country has made requires constant vigilance, not complacency. whether it is by challenging those who erect new barriers to the vote, or ensure that the scales of justice work equally for all in the criminal justice system -- it requires vigilance. [cheers and applause] we will suffer the occasional setback, but we will win these fights. this country has changed too much. [cheers and applause] people of goodwill, regardless regardless of party, are too plentiful for those with ill will to change history's
. >> they have been at the forefront of trading in recent years. among the members or the national that tend to blow up the u.s. passenger plane. >> carrying out another drone strike that killed perspective -- prospective al qaeda members, a senior member being killed not yet confirmed. situationhow has the than light on the streets? >> [inaudible] the situation was pretty normal, going by checkpoints. they were warning about a possible real threat going out. people who early were wondering how it could happen today. been reactingey to security fears? they seemed to take seriously the threat that they were talking about. anyreleased 25 names, for information that could lead to the capture. talk aboutrying to the evacuation of the u.s. to make them aware of the potential danger of the situation. oflet's get some analysis the national depend -- defense university. much.ank you very does the focus mean that affiliate's are currently the most active and powerful? mobilizationu.s. shutting down in 22 countries. , thecomes from a traffic head of the arabian peninsula. the ones that have internatio
in this series. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] ♪ >> on c-span tonight, libyan activist discuss. then another chance to watch "first ladies" on the life of dolley madison. >> coming up on the next "washington journal," -- 's tomorrow night, on c-span encore presentation of "first ladies" -- is not>> campaigning allowed. you cannot do that and you cannot ask for office directly. you have used subtle back channels. women were a good conduit for that. come to spread their gossip and ask their favors. she knows she cannot trust these people. she is not naÏve. a lot of them are spreading false information, false gossip, they are misleading and have all of their own agendas. she is aware of the political gain going on and is not a fan. >> the encore presentation continues tomorrow night at 9:00 eastern on c-span. >> nongovernmental organizations in libya are working to rebuild the whole societies after decades of rule by muammar gadhafi and the civil war. representatives from some of the groups discuss in washing
with your presence. .he fierce urgency of now words rang out across the national mall, the call echoed in households across america. the summons ignited a movement to make real the promise of democracy. of course everyone knows the "i had a dream" speech, but the fierce urgency of now part of it was not only an inspiration, it was a motivation to act. was not the first time dr. martin luther king jr. urged fellow travelers to reject the status quo, to in his words at the march, refuse to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. seven years early now to trim of in francisco, my hometown, 1956, dr. king delivered the same message to the delegates of the naacp convention. --said "now i realize those all over are telling us we must slow up, he said, but we cannot afford this slow up. we have a moral obligation to press on because of our love for america and our love for the democratic way of life, we must keep moving. in san francisco in 1956 to the mall in 1963 to america today, dr. king's message endures. we must keep moving. our heritage and our hope. advancing civil or voting rights.
on rand paul over national security. as another gop rift is revealed. and wikileaker bradley manning gets convicted. and nsa leaker edward snowden gets asylum. both are being celebrated in some circles, but are they really heroes? >>> welcome to "the journal editorial report." well, if you fund it, you're for it. that's the message this week from a group ofseative lawmakers to fellow republicans as they continue their push to make defunding obama care part of a deal to keep the government running past september. the plan, which could result in a government shutdown, is being met with resistance by some in the gop, with critics calling it political suicide. florida senator rubio had this message for the skeptical senators. >> if we pass this, you did not do everything you could. you paid for this. you doubled down on it. in ways that will have harm to our country. this is our last best chance. >> joining the panel this week, "wall street journal" columnist and deputy editor dan he ddinger. assistant editor james freeman. and washington columnist kim strasle. so, dan, this rubio strategy, w
to the world with words. leaders in other nations are waiting to see if he will follow through with actions especially when it comes to his nation's nuclear program. he called for transparency and trust in his inaugural speech. he took the oath of office and became the first iranian president to invite foreign dignitaries to a swearing in ceremony. >> translator: we seek respect. we want to establish constructive relationships with nations of the world. but any dialogue with iran must be conducted respectively. >> transparency is the key to the door of trust. his country does not desire war with other nations. authorities say that the afghan president was among the representatives of at least 50 nations who attended the ceremony. after his speech rowhani submitted a list of nominees for the new cabinet and picked the united nations ambassador to the united nations. he looked to improve ties with the u.s. analysts show that he wants better relations with western nations. >>> many iranians have been waiting for this changing of the guard and reflecting on what rowhani had to say to see what i
from king. let's unite. people of faith in a national day of prayer. to end child poverty. let's use sit-ins to oppose stand your ground laws. let's have freedom ring for the message of equality to save regards to immigrants as anything less than equal. and let all of us, not simply educators, not simply parents or kids, stage nonviolent protests in districts that fail to invest in public education that turn their back on struggling schools. we cannot let a son down, we cannot let generation of students down. that is why we marched. that is why we march. that is why we march. >> let's give him another round of applause. he is our future, isn't he? in 1963, there was a march for jobs and justice. juanita steele is 81 years old. and a former day care teacher from new york city is here today participating in this march for justice and freedom and jobs. 50 years ago, sister steele prayed that would change hearts and minds. she listened as dr. king spoke about the fierce urgency, the fierce urgency of now. the whirlwinds have changed the new militancy. and five years later in 1968, she mo
to make real are increasingly multicultural nations promise as a beacon of hope for freedom, for freedom loving people the world over, and the progress we have made it is important to go back to those days five decades ago in front of majestic lincoln memorial in washington dc. the march on washington was an assemblage of people in power converging on washington dc, our nations capital, only occasionally seen every few decades. a quarter of 1 million americans march on washington that hot summer day. each representing thousands and thousands of americans were standing up for both racial equality and job opportunities. across the nation. now i will defer to our main speaker, the man who is there and whose words you will soon hear them up but this was the largest public gathering in washington dc until that time in our nations history. only surpassed by some of the antiwar marches that followed later in the 60s. african-americans, teachers, students, union workers, 30 of all creeds and people of many walks of life, came together to appeal to the conscience of the nation and demand action t
that the nsa has been listening in on the united nations. >> america's national security agency allegedly cracked the encryption guarding the united nations internal video conferencing system, and that is according to a german publication that says that the surveillance of the united nations to lace last summer, and three weeks after hacking into the video system, the american spy agency had allegedly boosted its number from 12 to 400 58. for anyone who does not already know this, spying on the u.n. is illegal under international law, and their spiegel also says there is a moderate--monitoring program in over 80 embassies and consulates around the world, often without the knowledge of the host country. now, many may be wondering why is it that the united states would want to spy on the united nations, spying on its allies, because as we have been reporting, u.s. president barack obama said himself recently that the nsa is in place to protect american security and target only potential terrorists. >> what we do have are some mechanisms where we can track a phone number or an e-mail address
for chemical weapons. >> this is the number one priority for the national forest service and the park service. >> fire crews in california race to protect a national treasure, and prevent wildfires from spreading. >> he has admitted to the massacre of 13 people at ford hood and now a jury will determine if disgraced military psychiatrist nidal hasan gets the death sentence. >> i don't think a sign would stop a bully. i don't think a sign will stop a fight. >> students in chicago heading back to school this morning, just months after dozens of schools are shut down. >> united nations inspectors are back at the site of a chemical attack in a suburb of the capitol city of damascus after their convoy was attacked this morning, the u.n. said snipers shot multiple times at one of their vehicles. that's even before they began their search for chemical weapons. british prime minister david cameron is cutting short his holiday. he'll chair a u.k. government security council meeting on the crisis in syria. the move comes just after defense secretary chuck hagel says the u.s. military is in fact ready t
for a committed 50 years is to be a nation of liberty and justice for all. truths -- in the deepest reverence, the principles of freedom and justice for all. that we have today whatsident who understands martin luther king meant when he said, we must rise up from the basement of race and color to the higher ground of content of character. i am glad we have a president who joins with martin luther king in calling upon this nation to rise up and leave the basement of race and color and come to the higher ground of content of character. for a nationayer that is strangely enough continuing to seek to deny rights and restrict read him -- freedom and the right to vote. later, it isyears even stranger that there are men and forces who still seek to restrict our vote and deny our full participation. washingtonme here to to say, we ain't going back. we ain't going back. we have come too far. prayed to hardg, , wept too utterly, bled too profusely, and died too young to let anybody turn back the clock on our turning to justice. [applause] the for the -- thank you for the privilege of sharing these mome
's historic speech, a huge crowd comes here to celebrate, remember and inspire the nation to finish the job. >>> death sentence for the army psychiatrist convicted in the massacre at fort hood. >>> and air scare. a new warning tonight about the wildfire at yosemite and what it's doing to the air people are breathing so many miles away. "nightly news" begins now. >>> and good evening. i'm lester holt in for brian. here in washington, talk of war and peace at the lincoln memorial where martin luther king jr. delivered his famous "i have a dream" speech 50 years ago today. president obama headlined a chorus of speakers saluting the racial justice that changed this country. a lot more on that in a few minutes. >>> but first, the remmings in this city about a possible military attack against syria as early as this week over its use of chemical weapons. tonight the pentagon says the u.s. military is ready to attack but in an interview this evening president obama says he has not made a decision to order a military strike. and new pressure on the president. the speaker of the house is demanding he
in syria. he's been meeting all morning with his top national security advisers at the white house. all this came earlier in the day, the signals were clearly there, even yesterday, officials started arriving at the white house today to go in the situation room, including the vice president, the secretary of defense, chuck hagel, the secretary of state, john kerry. the national security adviser to the president. the top military commanders as well. they've been meeting in the white house. there you see general martin dempsey. the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. there's a tense calm that has fallen across syria as a possible u.s. military strike looms. bill neily has been in the capital city of damascus. we expect in a few minutes to hear from the commander in chief, the president of the united states. i assume they're bracing for some sort of u.s. military strike, whether it happens in a few hours or days. >> yes, they really are. it's definitely tense here. i wouldn't say there's a sense of panic, but clear apprehensi n apprehension. the u.n. weapons inspectors left, they're now
. tonight the united nation is his calling for an investigation. opposition groups claim the government used chemical weapons on its only people last night and they claim the unverified pictures circulating today prove their point. we want to warn you some of these pricks are extremely graphic. they show injured people being treat bide hospital workers while others lie motion little, activists and opposition forces say they are victims of banned chemical weapons fired by government forces. other video shows survivors struggle to go breathe. al jazerra can't verify the videos and it's still unclear whether or not chemical weapons were used. now, an emergency session of the you feel n. security council was called upon in new york and here that part of the story. six. >> reporter: this girl is one of the survivors. i am alive. i am alive, she cries. she is surrounded by hundreds of dead and dieing. all with no obvious injuries, no wounds, no blood. and whatever killed them, didn't discriminate. most of the bodies in this room are of babies and children. >> the number of victims from children an
regime. >> first of all, i got options from our military. had extensive discussions with the national security team. if the assad regime used chemical weapons on his own people that would change some of our calculations and the reason has to do with not only international norms but also america's core self interest. >> in texas, the fort hood shooter gets the death sentence. nidal hasan, the death sentence now starts an automatic appeals process. on the 50th anniversary of martin luther king jr.'s i have a dream speech, hundreds of thousands gathered at the national mall. >>> fire continues to go into yosemite national park. that's the news at this hour. we'll see you at 11. >> on america tonight, stepping back, faced with the unraveling of national support for the strike on syria will the u.s. president go it alone? >>> and on the anniversary of the march for jobs and justice we consider just how much difference 50 years have made. >> dr. king would ask, to sit at the integrated lunch count if you can't -- counterif you can't afford the meal. >>> the new fight against another vicious
. they listened to speakers one by one who called the nation to meet the demands that justice placed upon it, and about 2:40 in the afternoon, the last speaker rose to the lectern. some fretted the tv cameras would be gone by the time the reverend spoke having already left to process film for the evening's news. the crowd leaned forward and this is what they heard. >> i am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation. five score years ago, a great american in whose symbolic shadow we stand today signed the emancipation proclamation. this momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of negro slaves, who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. it came as as the joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity. but 100 years later, the negro still is not free. one hundred years later, the life of the negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. one hundred years later, the negro lives on a lonely island of poverty, in
the fate of nidal hasan. more evacuations near california's yosemite national park and continues to grow. >>> and the new housing numbers are out. sales fall sharply as mortgage rates rise. ♪ >>> three years into the war in syria, diplomatic efforts to stop the conflict have gone nowhere. russia has joined the u.s. and other countries in calling for an independent un probe into this week's aledged chemical weapons attack near damascus. we begin with a look at the refugee crisis in syria. >> reporter: normally being described as one in a million is a compliment. here it is anything but. for a million syrian children, this is now their life. abraham is ten years old. he likes to tease his sister. he arrived a few days ago, and so far it is one big adventure, but says he has seen a lot. >> translator: we fled shellings and bombings. we were being bombed and they just destroyed us. and now i'm here. i just want to go back to school, go back to my friends. >> reporter: according to one estimate 10,000 children have arrived since thursday. >> and now they are identifying all of the children
with our nation and world on that sweltering day, a day 50 years ago, continues to further clear and sustain nonviolent activists nurture and sustain nonviolent activists worldwide in that struggle for freedom and human rights. in deed, this gathering provides a powerful testament of hope and proof positive that martin's great dream will live on in the hearts of humanity for generations to come. our challenge as followers of martin luther king jr. is to now honor his life, leadership and legacy by living our lives in a legacy by living our lives in a way that carries forward the unfinished work. there is no better way to honor his sacrifices and contributions than by becoming champions of nonviolence. in our homes, communities and places of work, worship and learning wherever, every day. the dream martin shared on that day a half century ago remains a definitive statement of the american dream, the beautiful vision of a diverse, freedom-loving people united in our love of justice, brotherhood and sisterhood. yes, they can play the dream but -- they can slay the dreamer but they c
degrees at reagan national airport. 83 as dullas and we're starting off with temperatures in the 50's and 60's. 68 degrees at d.c. currently. 67 in annapolis. fredericks town, 59 degrees. 63 at dullas. no shortage of sunshine in my forecast today i'm happy to say. satellite and radar composite showing not a lot going on. a ridge of high pressure is in control. keeping our skies bright. 83 degrees today, sunny and pleasant and low humidity. that's always a factor. a great day to get outside and enjoy. we know lots is happening in the city outside. the full forecast, coming up later. back to you. >> thank you, gwen. it was a beautiful weekend for the tens of thousands who came to d.c. to reflect on martin luther king, jr.'s vision for america 50 years ago. saturday's gathering at the national mall rallied many just as it did in 1963. to continue the fight for equality and to make king's dream come true. but some we spoke to say, while great strides have been made, there is still work to be done. >> the crowd that overflowed along the reflecting pool represented every slice of american l
for the national security agency. he told the guardian newspaper and other media that agents collect private internet and phone data. they defended the surveillance programs saying they prevented terrorist attacks. spokes purposes for the russian presidential office said the decision grant asylum will not affect relations with the u.s. the white house press secretary was less clear cut. >> we are extremely disappointed that the russian government would take this step despite our clear and lawful requests to have mr. snowden expelled to the united states to face the charges against him. >> he said president barack obama would attend the g-20 summit in st. petersburg in september, but the president may cancel a meeting with the russian president. snowden released a statement on the wikileaks website and said over the past eight weeks, the obama administration has shown no respect for international or domestic law. he said in the end the law is winning. reporters at the guardian are taking full advantage. they report that over the last three years and the national security agency has given abou
nationally is what the party clings to because at the moment that's all they got. that much is evident if you read politico this morning which reported that they see the party on a national level as veering towards destruction. "it's almost impossible to find an establishment republican in town who is not down right morose about the 2013 that has been and is about to be. they see this year as a disaster-in-the-making even if most elected republicans don't know it or ad it it requested. politico said threats of government shutdown and default and republicans are out. republicans have alienated an array of voting blocks. thanks to hyper partisan districts republicans have less to fear locally especially when it comes to their control of the house. nationally, however, it's a different story. jonathan allen is the senior washington correspondent with politico. sam stein is an msnbc contributor with "huffington post." jonathan that piece created quite a buzz. as i read it i said what's on the verge of the extinctiontion is the establishment of the republican party. >> yes they reported the morose
and flexible fiscal spending are expected to boost the nation's gross domestic product by about 1 1/4% in 2013. but the german central bank says a consumption tax increase scheduled for next april will significantly dampen these positive effects. it warns that the deterioration of japan's fiscal condition is expected to squeeze the economy from 2015 onward. the analysis forecast that the impact of abenomics will be short-lived when combined with excessive price increases of more than 1 % annually. they urge further reforms to spur growth. germany has in the past experience hyper inflation. the country is sensitive about sharp price increases and is repeatedly critical of abe's economic policies. >>> u.s. stock prices ended mixed on tuesday ahead of the keenly awaited fomc minutes from the july meeting. the dow jones industrial average ended modestly lower at 15,002 and the nasdaq was up almost .7 of a percent. now to see how shares here in tokyo are trading. let's head over to the tokyo stock exchange. ramin, fomc minutes, a key driver for the markets later today. but what else should we look
. analysts say the impact of such pressure will be limited because arab nations are ready to help egypt if the eu suspension goes ahead. eu foreign policy chief catherine ashton said she's prepared to play a mediating role, but ashton has failed so far to end the violence despite visiting cairo twice last month. >>> a chinese communist party boss is set to go on trial within hours in the most politically charged case in decades. bo xilai faces charges of embezzlement and abuse of pow oer. he allegedly earned about $4 million in public money. his wife was convicted of killing a british businessman. and he got caught up in a number of other scandals. in september, communist leade expell himrom the party. bo was one of the so-called princelings, children of senior party officials. he was widely expected to join the standing committee of the politburo until his downfall. still he remains popular among some party officials and the people he served. security is tight around the court in the eastern city of zinnen. they have cleared room for the many fourn journalists who want to cover the tri
can do. >> residents in the area of yosemite national park on edge. the rim fire has exploded in the area. people in san francisco should be just as concerned. why that fire could wreak havoc for san francisco's water supplies. kron 4 news at 11:00 starts now. good evening thanks for joining us, i'm vicki liviakis. >> and i'm jon fanolio. that fire is threatening residents tonight. the fire has grown exponent usually. the fire has burned just under 130,000 acres. 11,000 of that is inside owe similarity national park. the 2700 firefighters along with national guard c130 aircrafts have only made minimal progress battling this blaze. the fire is just 5% contained up from 7% contained from 2% on friday. the government has issued a state of emergency for the bay area as the fire inches closer to a critical water and power source that services the city of san francisco. >> the reason why the state of emergency was declared, that fire has forced two of three hydroelectric power houses that service san francisco to go offline. but so far, electricity has not been impacted. it is four
faces growing pressure from the west. >> new dangers as the nation's biggest forest fire threatens critical water and energy supplies and not to mention america's cherished trees. >> extreme flooding in mexico triggering landslides claim the lives of 13 people. >> it's a very short trip, but a very steep price. we'll tell you about amateur astronauts ponying up big bucks for a ride in outer space. >> the syrian government is firing back, saying it will defend itself using all available means in case of a strike. british prime minister david cameron recalled parliament from a summer break to discuss syria tomorrow. u.n. inspectors hit yet another road block. their investigation on site being delayed. the syrian government says it's not our fault. david jackson is on the ground in lebanon to get the story straight. the syrian foreign minister said if the west used military action, the syrian government wouldn't stop its own military campaign. does this put the u.s. in position where it now has to act in order to just show strength? >> well, i guess so, morgan, yeah, it's a pretty tou
nations will be out of the nation of syria before any strike would occur. it's too dangerous to do anything of the sort while those inspectors are in the country. that's the thinking here, that it could be a 48 hour period from now, but more than likely into the following week and saturday. >> it's not safe for the united nations but people of syria still have to live there, forget about the officials, are there concerns about collateral damage, after all, the target is chemical weapons depots. >> there have been concerns about that, and there have been defectors, so to speak, who have come out of the syrian government during this civil war who had been operatives inside the syrian government, and they have reported to integrators who talked to them after they left the nation that there are 50 different sites scattered around the nation of syria. syria ma may have the largest supply of chemical weapons. they're only one of seven who haven't signed a convention not to hold or utilize weapons of that nature. they could be scattered all over the place. using that as a target appears f
of the invasion with iraq. washington said any action it takes would be based on national security needs. >> in london, a big cameron has been laying out his case for military intervention as parliament there debates the issue. >> lively debate in london's house of commons as lawmakers debate whether britain should intervene with military measures in syria. prime minister david cameron said the use of chemical weapons in syria demanded a strong response. he said britain would exhaust all the options but warned that his government was not prepared to insist on unanimous support. >> you could have a situation in a country where it's country was literally annihilating people in the country, but because of one veto on the security council you would be hampered from taking any action. >> the opposition labor party is expected to vote against the government motion, which asks parliament to approve military action in principle. a second vote still be necessary to authorize a tax. that will not be before united nations inspectors in serial finish their work. on saturday, they are to leave the co
is mr. murdoch intervened so decisively really because he is concerned about plans for a national broadband network -- in other words, improving internet access -- and that is something that could have implications for mr. foxtel cablen network. the second time in a week we have had headlines like this. i want to show you another one for monday. the first day of the campaign. kevin rudd thomas kicked thismob out -- kevin rudd, kick out.mob >> thank you very much. let's remind ourselves who the main protagonists are. current prime minister kevin rudd who toppled julia gillard in june has called an election for september 7. set on replacing him is tony abbott, the leader of the liberal national party opposition. getting involved, rupert murdoch's news corporation am of the dominant player in the newspaper market and whose australian "daily telegraph" opposes kevin rudd. guest.peak to our are australian making -- australians making of this? that is not his official nationality now. >> he has not had a residency in australia for quite some time now. he has been focusing on his americ
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